2001 June 29
As of 2001 June 26, our web hosting service provider, Interland, has disabled all anonymous FTP access. Here is the message I received from Interland Customer Support announcing the change:
6/26/2001 10:43:43 PM:
Hello, We have permanently disabled the anonymous FTP function on all of our shared servers. It was a major security issue and to protect the integrity of the serves we have disabled the feature. The only servers that we offer that support anonymous FTP are our dedicated servers. I apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you.
Unfortunately, the cheapest dedicated hosting solution runs over $200/month—we are currently paying $19.95/month. Since I simply cannot afford this increase in cost, I am looking for alternative solutions.
In the meantime, you can help by modifying your processes to download the data via HTTP rather than FTP. This appears to be the best long-range solution since more and more web hosting services are restricting or eliminating anonymous FTP access. — T.S. Kelso